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Martha Norton, Well Attendant for 50 years at St Ann's Well, The Crescent, Buxton, 1821
Miss Frances Webb
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Text beneath the image reads:
"Martha Norton, upwards of 50 years attendant at Buxton Well. Aged 90. Obituary 1820.
From a picture by Mr Orme, in possession of His Grace The Duke of Devonshire."
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.